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Startup items in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xephar, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

    Aug 26, 2002
    Is there any way to prevent items from being added? Such as maybe making the registry keys write only? Or maybe resetting the computer to a previous state on every boot up? Does anyone know of any way to do something like this?

    I am tired of having to go into msconfig and turning off programs like AIM and Quicktime, which add themselves back to the startup list everytime I run them... ::grrrr::
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    You can turn those things off in the applications themselves.
  3. Kazrath


    Sep 29, 2003
    Set your MSconfig to "normal startup"

    reboot your computer

    Open regedit

    Goto HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run

    On the right pane remove the items you dont want starting.

    Good luck.
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Most programs will give you the option NOT to put them there, but you can't install with the default settings, use the custom installation and you have more control.
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